- (Photograph: Instagram/Kim Kardashian)
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting a baby girl and the news was confirmed on the season eight premiere of "Keeping Up With The Kardashians."
The reality TV star, 32, is just weeks away from her due date and anxious fans received the long awaited confirmation of the baby's gender during Sunday night's episode. Kardashian is preparing to welcome the birth of her daughter in July.
"I'm so excited we're having a girl. Who doesn't want a girl? I think they are the best," Kardashian said on the show. "I know that's really what Kanye has always wanted — he wanted a little girl."
Earlier on Sunday the E! Star celebrated her first ever baby shower with close friends and family in Beverly Hills. Among the star studded guest list was NeNe Leakes, Nicole Richie and even West himself who arrived with a hooded sweatshirt intentionally covering his face.
The 35-year-old rapper has been absent for the vast majority of Kardahshian's pregnancy and sources have claimed he reluctantly attended the event. Kardashian's baby shower was filmed for the family's hit TV show.
"[Kim begged Kanye] to stop by the baby shower which is taking place on June 2. The baby shower will be filmed for Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and he just doesn't want to appear on the show at all, period," a source previously told Radar Online.
"Kim nagged him until he agreed when she said it would look really bad if he didn't show up. Kanye thinks it's silly to even go to the baby shower since he will be the only man there," the source had explained. "He will be there for less than ten minutes, tops. It was important to Kim that he go, so he agreed."
Also among the guests were relatives of West who were allegedly welcomed during a champagne toast delivered by Kardashian matriarch, Kris Jenner.
"Kanye's whole family – all the women from his mom's side and dad's side – attended the shower. Kanye was so excited to have his family be there to join in the celebration with Kim's friends and family," a source said.
"Kris gave a beautiful champagne toast, where she welcomed Kanye's family and talked about Kim's new chapter in her life, as she choked back tears," another source revealed.
Despite West's alleged reluctance to attend the baby shower, a source claims the rapper and Kardashian appeared to be happy at the event.
"Kim and Kanye were so cute – he rubbed her belly," Kardashian's aunt, Karen Houghton, said. "They're just really blessed. It's such a happy day."